Senior Judge Lawrence S. Margolis, of the United States Court of Federal Claims, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Judge Margolis was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President Ronald Reagan on December 10, 1982. He took senior status on December 14, 1997, but continued to serve the court on recall until 2013.
Judge Margolis was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 13, 1935. He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University (formerly the Drexel Institute of Technology) in 1957, and a J.D. from George Washington University School of Law in 1961.
Before joining the court, Judge Margolis served as: Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent Office, 1957-1962; Patent Counsel, U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, 1962-1963; Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, 1963-1966; Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1966-1968; Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1968-1971; United States Magistrate Judge, 1971-1982. He also served as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Conference.
Judge Margolis is survived by his wife Doris and his children, Mary Aleta and Paul Oliver.